VW: ?? existence -threatening crisis ??

Wolfsburg, October 5 2015

The revelation of the facts surrounding the cycle recognition software of diesel models will probably drag on for some time. The expected VW and therefore shifts scheduled for November 9th Annual General Meeting for an indefinite period.

Pötsch sees existence of the group threatened

The dimension of the affair also shows a statement of the previous Chief Financial Officer and designated Chairman, Hans-Dieter Pötsch, on. He spoke of a " existence-threatening crisis for the Group ", as the newspaper "Welt am Sonntag " reported. To inform customers, turn the affected group brands special websites. To be read, if the car is affected or not under volkswagen.de/info for each vehicle frame number. Even Audi has already switched such a site.

Cheat software was used from 2008

The VW internal audit are now available first confessions of engineers as the "Bild am Sonntag " reported. The software, which ensures the presence of a measurement situation for lower NOx emission levels than in normal driving conditions, should then have been used from 2008 ?? So from about the start of series production of the affected Euro 5 diesel engine 189 EA, which it. in the variants 1.2 TDI, 1.6 TDI and 2.0 TDI was It was at that time no other solution has been found, it was possible to keep up with both the cost and the emission targets.

Hackenberg of engineers accused

According to media reports, there have been at the surveys also first indications that the former VW Chief Development Officer Ulrich Hackenberg was involved in the events. Hackenberg is currently on leave. He is considered a close associate of ex-CEO Martin Winterkorn, who has so far rejected any responsibility for the operations of itself . ( sl )